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Bandar Raya Pekanbaru (Malay)
|Nickname(s): Kota Bertuah (Indonesian): "The City of Good Fortune"|
|Motto: Bersih, Tertib, Usaha Bersama, Aman, dan Harmonis (Clean, Orderly, Labor, Peace and Harmony)|
Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia
|Location of Pekanbaru in Indonesia|
|Founded||22 June 1784|
|• Total||632.26 km2 (244.12 sq mi)|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|• Density||1,729/km2 (4,480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 761|
Pekanbaru (Jawi: ڤكنبارو) is the capital city of Riau province, Indonesia. It is the third largest city on the island of Sumatra. It has an area of 632.26 km². As of 2014 about 1,030,732 people live there. Pekanbaru has several industries. It exports palm oil, paper and crude oil. It is a very clean city. Ferry passengers from Singapore used it as a transfer point before low-cost air travel became more popular. Tourists still take the ferry for a relaxing and interesting boat trip.
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